Police chief Joseph Sinagra thinks kids have been responsible for a recent rash of thefts of items from unlocked cars in the Bishop’s Gate section of the town. He noted the thefts had occurred while students were off from school for Easter vacation last week.
All the thefts, Sinagra said, were from unlocked vehicles. He said residents should lock their cars even in their own driveways.
The police department will crack down on the problem by picking up kids violating the 10 p.m. curfew. A little-known law in the town and village stipulates that all youths 16 years old and younger have to be off the street by 10 p.m. unless accompanied by an adult. Parents or guardians who allow kids 16 or younger on the street after that time can be cited for endangering the welfare of a child.
The police haven’t enforced this local law, but Sinagra said “we will start to enforce it now” to stop the thefts from vehicles.